To mark Armed Forces Day a service will be taking place in the grounds of Ferryhill Town Hall at 9.45am on Saturday 26th June 2021, the Official Armed Forces Day.
Town Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor David Farry will be joined by Reverend Christopher Humble, who will be representing the Methodist Church to mark the occasion with a small service. The Armed Forces Day Flag will be raised by
Lee Carter, Ex Second Battalion Light Infantry, to the sound of the bugle played by Adam Gray, Ex Rifleman, and will be followed by a moments reflection for those soldiers who have gone before. The flag will be flown in unison with other flags being raised across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man in a universal show of support, honouring Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and future, and marking the occasion so that it can be remembered with warmth and pride by the men and women who make up the Armed Forces.
In light of the Government’s most recent Covid announcement to delay the lifting of restrictions by a further 4 weeks, the Town Council is unable to invite members of the public to attend this service, and would therefore ask residents not to attend the Town Hall but instead to pay tribute to our Armed Forces in their own way, from home.
Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry said ‘Ferryhill Town Council feel that it is extremely important to mark occasions such as Armed Forces Day to demonstrate its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces, and work so tirelessly to defend the UK and its interests.’